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The Vision for 2036

New Milton has changed for the better. The influx of younger people, many using our improved rail services for commuting, has led to a wider range of shops and services in the town centre and more employment opportunities through the retention of key local employers. There are now more school places and extra childcare facilities, and we have a more vibrant arts and cultural scene. Our roads remain very busy, but more people now use our local bus services or cycle or walk to work or to the town centre.


Barton-on-Sea has retained its local character and remains a popular place to live for our older residents. Some small infill housing schemes have fitted in well. The seafront, although continually challenged by the effects of erosion, remains a popular attraction for local people and visitors alike.
Our part of the National Park, around Bashley, has maintained its special landscape character, with little change other than through the provision of appropriate small scale rural affordable housing”.

For detailed information refer to the Full Neighbourhood Plan

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